Valves for Municipal Water Distribution, Storage, and Wastewater Treatment

Valves for Municipal Water

Most of the operations in the water and wastewater industries, from treatment to storage, to distribution, rely heavily on pipeline infrastructure. Pipeline infrastructure and dependable control systems are critical to the sector's success. Any systemic flaws or weaknesses could lead to significant losses, dangerous spills, and environmental disasters. 

The safe operation of municipal water systems relies heavily on industrial valves. Among other things, they are in charge of flow management and ensuring the integrity of supply lines. The following is a listing to understand better the performance and applications of the different industrial valves applied in municipal water systems. 

In systems that require precise flow control, globe valves often regulate and control liquid flow. They're also suitable for cutoff, but they're usually more expensive than gate valves. 

The most commonly encountered type of valve is the gate valve. Gate valves are employed to start and stop the flow of liquid. These valves are either completely open or completely closed in reality. These are fantastic shut-off valves. Gate valves come in various forms to suit a wide range of applications. 

Butterfly Valves regulate and stop the flow of water. These valves are small and light, taking up less room than valves that perform equivalent duties. 

A quarter-turn valve used in shutdown applications is a ball valve. The valve uses an embedded ball that spins within the valve body to control fluid flow. Because ball valves are lighter and more compact than gate valves, they are preferred for on-off applications.

In a pipeline system, check valves are responsible for preventing backflow. A check valve opens when fluid travels through a line; however, when the flow reverses, the valve closes. 

High-pressure events or vacuums can harm a pipeline system; thus, the installation of relief valves protect it. The pipeline pressure is not fully released because the valves only release the pressure to a predefined point. Relief valves come in various shapes and sizes to suit a variety of purposes. 

Pinch valves are linear motion valves utilized in piping systems that handle solids, slurries, and thick fluids for throttling and shutdown. A pinch valve uses a pinch tube to control the flow. 

Automatic Controls of Virginia, based in Ashland, Virginia, is a significant distributor of municipal water system valves. 

Automatic Controls assists customers with application, design, product start-up help, product service training, and support and works with some of the most well-known and forward-thinking valve manufacturers on the market today.

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